A Three-Hour Accredited Seminar

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (ET)

Free for Eligible 1199SEIU Members

Live Webcast (Internet)

Register for the Live Webcast (for Members)

Register for the Live Webcast (for Non-Members)

The deadline to register is 12:00 pm (EST), Friday, May 22, 2020.

Program and Learning Objectives

5:30 pm — Registration and light refreshments

5:50 pm — Welcome and Introductory Remarks

6:00 pm — The Intersection of Homelessness and Social Justice


Billye J. Jones, LCSW

Descriptive Summary:

With homelessness in New York City at an all-time high, it is important to understand the many myths about homelessness, the issues affecting homeless New Yorkers and what can be done to address the underlying causes. The seminar will explore several issues affecting homeless New Yorkers, including mental health problems, intimate partner violence, trauma, challenges in the child welfare system, and inadequate educational or vocational opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the significant findings of the Shift study and how homelessness in New York City impacts children and families;
  2. Identify at least three ways trauma can affect underlying conditions that increase a survivor’s risk of homelessness throughout the life cycle; and
  3. Compare and contrast common areas of liability and litigation that include administrative and medical records, laboratory, medical equipment, patient care, and conflict management; and
  4. Learn specific ways to address the underlying social causes of homelessness.

7:30 pm — Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How the Housing Shortage Affects Clients


Jim Mutton, LMSW & Bonnie Mohan

Descriptive Summary:

Homelessness in New York, which is due in large part to a lack of affordable housing, is a healthcare crisis, as many homeless individuals are coping with complex behavioral health and medical challenges, including trauma. In response, there has been a resurgence in housing development in New York under the mission-driven philosophy, “Housing is Healthcare,” in which community-based organizations are partnering with healthcare and government funders to fill gaps in the current system and provide permanent affordable housing to all homeless New Yorkers. Efforts are also underway to centralize the city’s supportive housing referral system and create a single point of access and vulnerability index.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about the intersection of health and housing and how to navigate New York City’s supportive housing system;
  2. Review the bold and innovative collaborations between community-based organizations and healthcare settings and learn how to be a part of these partnerships in the workplace; and
  3. Learn how social determinants of health can be measured, managed and leveraged, including in a single site setting, to improve access to housing and reduce healthcare costs.

9:00 pm — Participants receive program evaluation information.




This course is approved by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) for three (3) contact hours.

Social Workers

The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers under provider #0286. Licensed NYS Social Workers are required to provide a NYS license number to receive certificate of credit. This course is approved for three (3) continuing education hours.

All Other Healthcare Professionals will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.


Billye J. Jones, LCSW

New Rochelle, NY. Training, Consulting, Clinical Supervision and Individual Psychotherapy. Adjunct Lecturer, Human Behavior & Social Environment II NYU Silver School of Social Work, 2020. Post Assistant Executive Director of clinical programs, education and supervision and individual psychotherapy, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Bronx, NY.

Bonnie Mohan

Executive Director, The Bronx Health & Housing Consortium, Bronx, NY.

Jim Mutton, LMSW

Director of NYC Operations, Concern for Independent Living, Inc., Brooklyn, NY.


Eligibility for 1199SEIU Members

League and Greater New York Members

To be eligible to attend this seminar at no cost, 1199SEIU members must have been a part-time or full-time employee for at least one year and work at least three-fifths of a regular workweek and work for an employer who contributes to the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund or the 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund.

City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund Members

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Clinical Laboratory Practitioners and LPNs are all eligible. You must have worked with New York Health + Hospitals or a mayoral agency for at least one year.

For Further Information

Email: Institute@1199Funds.org

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel, you must do so at least 48 hours before the program date to avoid a penalty. To cancel, contact the 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) by telephone, (212) 894-4390; fax, (212) 643-8795; or email, Institute@1199Funds.org. TUF reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program in the event of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified and given the option of receiving a refund or attending the rescheduled program or an alternate program.

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